NEW DELHI: The Centre has stated that on-website registration for Covid-19 inoculation for healthcare and frontline workers aged 18 to 44 years will now only be available at government Covid vaccination centres.
They should produce authentic photograph id playing cards and a replica of their employment certificates, it stated.
In a communique to states and Union territories (UTs) on Monday, Union well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated on-website registration facility for genuinely leftover healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) will be available only at government Covid vaccinations centres (CVCs).
The Centre on Saturday had conveyed to states and UTs that no contemporary registration of HCWs and FLWs will be allowed with instant impact since some ineligible beneficiaries have been getting their names enlisted and getting inoculated beneath this class in violation of tips.
Bhushan stated, “Please refer to my letter dated April 3, 2021, vide which, in view of vaccination of ineligible beneficiaries in the name of HCWs or FLWs at some CVCs, in complete violation of the prescribed guidelines, the decision of the NEGVAC that, no fresh registration in the categories of HCWs and FLWs will be allowed, has been communicated”.
“In continuation of the said guidance, following additional directions are issued for vaccination of HCWs or FLWs, aged from 18 years to 44 years: On-site registration facility for genuinely leftover HCWs or FLWs will henceforth be available only in the government CVCs,” he stated.
NEGVAC or the nationwide knowledgeable group on vaccine administration for Covid-19 has been established by the government to supply steering on all facets of Covid-19 vaccination.
Bhushan stated that for on-website registration, it can be obligatory for HCWs and FLWs to provide their authentic photograph-id card and a replica of their employment certificates.
The letter said that the employer will be accountable to make sure that the certificates is issued to only eligible HCWs and FLWs.
“The employer and the HCW or FLW concerned will be personally responsible for the correctness of information in the employment certificate. It will be mandatory for the verifier to capture the employment certificate in the CoWIN system prior to registration of the HCW or FLW,” it stated.
The verifier or website supervisor will be accountable for importing the employment certificates together with essential particulars on the Co-WIN app, in accordance with the letter.
The app is a platform for residents to register for Covid-19 vaccination and schedule their vaccination slots at the closest vaccination centres.
Bhushan in his letter to states and UTs additionally stated that numerous inputs have been obtained from completely different sources that in some CVCs, some ineligible beneficiaries are being registered as HCWs and FLWs, and they’re getting vaccinated in full violation of the prescribed tips.
“This issue was discussed with state representatives and domain knowledge experts in the NEGVAC meeting today, and as per the recommendation of the NEGVAC, it has been decided that no fresh registrations in categories of HCWs and FLWs will be allowed with immediate effect. Registrations of persons aged 45 years and above will continue to be permitted on the CoWIN portal,” he stated within the letter.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with HCWs getting inoculated and vaccination of FLWs began from February 2.
The subsequent section of the Covid-19 vaccination drive began on March 1 for these over 60 years of age and for individuals aged 45 and above with co-morbid situations.
India launched vaccination for all individuals aged above 45 years from April 1.